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Ploony Barn

(Ref. 1055054)

Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing time at Ploony Barn."

    .. it was a beautiful home, extremely clean and comfortable, in beautiful surroundings! I personally loved that dogs weren't allowed upstairs or on the furniture so was like a real home from home for me!!!! Lindsey was super helpful and nothing was too much bother.... loved the welcoming touches too! Thank you

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and for booking to stay at Ploony. We are so pleased you had such a lovely time and enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your kind words We really hope you book again one day. Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2024

  • "Owing to the fact that we live in Wales this was our first break away for purely countryside views."

    Our home is very close to the sea. We stayed at Ploony Barn from 260424 until 030524 for our wedding anniversary and both mine and my wife’s birthdays. As soon as we saw the location of the barn we were taken aback it was and is beautiful. There was countryside along with sheep and cattle as far as we could see and the place picturesque and peaceful. The barn was amazing with everything that you would need from dishwasher to washing machine and whatever else you could think was there it was wanting for nothing. It was beautifully clean and extremely tidy. The owner Lindsay was extremely friendly and helpful. We had a couple of very minor queries that we asked Lindsay for her advice to which we received responses from her within minutes and these were helpful and very positive. Overall we had an amazing week which we enjoyed totally. The location and the barn were amazing. We would recommend Ploony Barn to anyone wishing to have a holiday in a totally exquisite place and location. We intend to return for another holiday in the not too distant future. Many Thanks Michelle and Paul Parsons

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we really appreciate your kind words and are so pleased you enjoyed our wonderful countryside and barn conversion. We redo hope you return to Ploony again one day Many thanks Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2024

  • "This barn is situated in the most beautiful of settings."

    Fields, trees, and streams running alongside the barn are all very relaxing. However as it is stated as a dog friendly rental we were very disappointed on arrival to find the property is not, you are asked to keep dogs down stairs on a hard floor as not allowed on furniture or upstairs. Not relaxing for owner or pet. Perhaps provide throws as other establishments do. Take the dog bed as only comfort your fur baby will have. The bath was used on the day of arrival, which leaked through the ceiling into the downstairs area. This was not a new leak as the ceiling had previous water marks. On notifying the owner, we were asked 'well are you going to want to use it again?' We had to clean up water, place towels to catch water, and the owner did not come out till the next day. No apology given for inconvenience etc. Listing says hot tub as private however it faces the main lane giving access to other properties so felt exposed as cars and walkers going past. A privacy screen is definitely needed. Additional towels are recommended if using hot tub. Stair gate is a falling hazard as it sits on the bottom step and steps are deep and tall so effectively having to step down 2 steps at once. Garden very secure and fully enjoyed by our dog. My ratings are based on it being stated as a dog friendly establishment, if you have a working dog who is not used to its homly comforts then it may be a true statement.

    Thank you for your feedback We are really pleased to hear that you liked the location of the property but devastated to read the rest of your feedback. We do feel some of the comments are untrue and we have found them very hurtful You mentioned the leak from the bath on your first night. We can confirm that there had never been a leak from the bath before your stay. You called us on your first evening to report this and we were more than happy to come out to assist you straight away, as we would any guest, but you declined this offer and it was agreed we would come out at 10am the next morning, which we did, and rectified the issue We feel this is a dog friendly property and there is a section on the Sykes booking conditions that states that you must not allow pets on beds or on furniture within the property. We do also ask, to keep dogs downstairs as a courtesy as we have hard wood floors to ensure the cleanliness of the property. A recent guest who had a dog thanked us for asking guests to keep dogs downstairs The property is on a very quiet lane and therefore we do feel that the hot tub is private as some guests don't see anyone else all day We have found the feedback a hard read but are glad you stayed for the remaining 6 nights of your stay after the leak Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Apr 2024

  • "The barn is perfect."

    I would highly recommend this place, certainly got the WOW factor. Relaxing evenings in the hot tub surrounded by magnificent scenery. Beautiful walks with the dogs. It is safe and secure. The design of the barn is amazing. Lindsey and Darren (owners) were available all the time.

    Aww wow, thank you so much for you lovely kind words, that means a lot to us. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ploony. Really hope you return one day. Take care Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nanette5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a great time at Ploony barn."

    Our stay was very comfortable and everything was taken care of and plenty of information for the barn and surrounding areas. The hot tub was a bonus! The dogs loved the enclosed garden and also the surrounding fields where they could run free! Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you had a great stay. Really hope you visit again one day. Many thanks Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Declan5.0Feb 2024

  • "All good thankyou"

    Thank you for coming to stay at Ploony. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Murray4.1Dec 2023

  • "Ploony Barn provided very good accommodation for 4 adults and one toddler."

    The quality of the conversion was excellent. It was great because we were also able to borrow a high chair and a stairgate, and fire guard were provided. The laundry facilities in the utility proved to be very useful as we had rubbish weather. To top things off the owners were pleasant and helpful.

    Thank you so much for coming to stay at Ploony Barn, we are so pleased you had a wonderful stay. Take care, Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Nov 2023

  • "Great holliday and lovely cottage, we would definitely stay again if you are looking to escape and you want peace and quiet away from everyone this is the place to go, the barn was so clean and tidy it was faultless, Thanks Lindsey and Daren for an enjoyable stay."

    Thank you so much Martin for your lovely review. We really appreciate it and are so pleased you had a wonderful time. Many thanks Take care Lindsey and darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect place to stay to get away from it all."

    Beautiful location in the valley & the barn was fitted out to a very high standard. Perfect for us a couple & one small dog but large enough for a family. Very comfortable & cozy & we just didn’t want to leave ! Nice walks outside the door as well as the stunning Elan valley a short drive away. Absolutely loved the hot tub after a days walking & was always warm & ready to use. Absolutely loved this place & cant recommend it enough!

    Aw thank you both so much. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay. Thank you for your lovely kind words. It means a lot. Take care.infest and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful barn - perfect base for exploring the wonderful countryside with lots of walking on your doorstep."

    The barn is very comfortable, and perfectly clean throughout. The hot tub was in an ideal spot to relax with the beautiful views all around. The owner was on hand if we had any problems - which we didn’t. We had a wonderful stay would definitely Plooney Barn

    Thank you Donna so much for your lovely feedback and kind words. We really appreciate them. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at ploony barn and hope you visit us again one day. Take care Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2023

  • "I have already sent you my feedback on Thursday 18th about our experiance with the barn"

    Thank you for coming to stay at Ploony. I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks Lindsey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill3.8May 2023

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Very spacious, comfortable, well maintained and nicely out into the beautiful Welsh countryside. Absolutely faultless - highly recommended !!

    We are so very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ploony barn. Thank you so much for coming and also for these lovely words. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2023

  • "The most wonderful stay at the barn."

    Amazing secluded location, fantastic walks and a barn filled with everything that we could need. We will be back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely words. We really are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ploony barn and can’t wait to have you back. Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fantastic lovingly restored barn with everything you will need."

    It was clan comfortable in a beautiful quiet location. The hosts were great and not really needed because everything was spot on. We have stayed in many cottages over the years but his s the best yet. Would highly recommend a visit.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ploony barn. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed at Plooney barn over the festive period."

    . it was amazing! The barn was nicely decorated with a lovely Christmas tree and decorations. It was very clean and spacious, with a great garden for the dogs to run around. A lovely quiet location with some great walks. The hot tub was a fantastic way to end the day. Lindsey and Darren were fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. We’d definitely recommend this home, it was such a nice relaxing place to be.

    Aw Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, we really appreciate your kind words and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at ploony. Have a healthy and happy 2023. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2022

  • "The care and maintenance of this characterful property is obvious - Lindsey and Darren have achieved a cosy and relaxing atmosphere."

    It was spotlessly clean too. Not even any limescale in the kettle! We would have no hesitation recommending to others. Thank you to them both for providing such comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and kind words. We really appreciate it. Have a healthy and happy 2023. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzy4.7Nov 2022

  • "Plooney Barn was a lovely property with lots of room a fab kitchen and boot room."

    The dogs loved the garden plenty of space for a run around If your looking for peace and quiet and to just chill out then this is the place. The hot tub was relaxing at the end of the day. The owner Lindsey was very helpful throughout our stay and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks again... Lorna Stafford

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We really appreciate it. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna3.8Sep 2022

  • "The Barn is lovely, great location for just kicking back and relaxing."

    Great walks from the barn, fantastic views. Facilities were perfect. We will be back.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and comments. We really appreciate it. Take care Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ploony Barn is a fantastic place to relax."

    It’s a lovely home with all necessary commodities. The hot tub is so relaxing and the surrounding area so peaceful. We’re considering coming back for a few days in the winter. Communication with the owners was fantastic throughout and I can’t recommend this home enough.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and comments. We really appreciate it. Lindsey and Darrren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing break away from all the stresses of life."

    Barn was lovely and spacious. The dogs loved the garden. Hot tub was great to relax in

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We really appreciate it. Lindsey and Darren Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Jul 2022

  • "An excellent week in Ploony Barn which is a really nice place to stay."

    Lovely quiet location with lots of sheep around. Great variety of birds around. Hot tub was excellent. Garden is great and secure for the dogs to run around. Welcome bottle of wine thanks Lindsey & Darren.

    Thank you so much for your amazing feedback and comments. We really appreciate it. Many thanks Lindsey and Darren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lloyd5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation everything we wanted in closed garden was great for our 2 dogs."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "We would like to thank Darren and Lindsey for an amazing break, The property was stunning, We really appreciated the attention to detail with regards to the amazing workmanship that went into creating this amazing property."

    Everything was perfect, the views, the walks from the doorstep, the hot tub which is not overlooked and has unspoiled views, the roll-top bath. If you are looking for a stunning location and property then this is the one, we are already planning our next visit later in the year. Thank you Darren and Lindsey. See you soon!, Paul and Juliet

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "We (four adults 2 dogs) stayed for four nights at Plooney Barn and were sad to leave."

    The barn was welcoming on arrival with flowers and wine, there was clear instructions left on how to use the facilities as well as a wealth of information on local attractions. We found the barn was well equipped, a spacious utility room with washer and dryer an outside tap to hose down the dogs after a long walk, comfortable beds, reclining chairs a SMART tv and so much more. The Hot Tub was definantly a highlight private and not overlooked perfect for relaxing in of an evening. It was very peaceful and quiet, exactly what we wanted. Mobile reception was non exsistant on the O2 network but wifi was available. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and are already looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Kellie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a very relaxing and enjoyable long weekend at Ploony Barn."

    The barn is very comfortable and everything was just perfect!

    Reviewed by S R5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved our few days at Ploony Barn, the barn was clean, spacious and extremely well equipped."

    Hot tub was a huge hit and the dogs loved the gardens and didn’t bother the neighbouring sheep! Would highly recommend Ploony for anyone looking for a quiet break with all the comforts of home plus extras! . Thank you Rogers family, from the Weavers. Ps. We wanted to rebook for next year but it seems the prices have doubled which is a shame :(

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing property, had everything we could wish for and the owners were so helpful."

    Hoping to return soon.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Barn was beautiful, interior done to a high standard."

    Comfy front room and beds. Kitchen had all amenities. Hot tub was great after our long walks. Our children loved the swing over the stream. We had a very relaxing time. Enjoyed by all. Lindsey and Darren were very helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a beautiful barn well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    We really enjoyed our stay, hot tub was fab a real bonus to a super home. Lindsey was especially helpful and on hand with queries . Thank you we hope to return for another break soon.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2022

  • "For those who love to have freedom in the countryside, you have it here - completely surrounded by fully accessible fields and the top of the Welsh hills - truly breathtaking, and wonderful if you have dog/s."

    Equally, this old Drover's cottage, has been impeccably renovated with an open plan very smart kitchen, dining and relaxing sitting down area, and restored using beautiful oak flooring and beams. This creates an immediate intimate and atmospheric effect, and topped with first class fully automatic central heating - and an outside Jacussi to boot, which was heavenly - despite being January! A truly idyllic setting in central Wales to venture forth from.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jan 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful property set in a picturesque area of Wales!"

    Views from all windows. We spent Christmas there and it was just perfect.

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just returned from a lovely week away at Ploony barn so wanted to leave a review to say myself, my partner and our dog had a great relaxing break."

    The cottage had everything you would need to be away from home but still feel like home including washing machine and dryer in the large utility room, which was a great space to leave our muddy boots and clean up our dog after walking him. We loved the log fire and hot tub too, and the Xmas trees were a lovely touch for our Xmas break ❤️the kitchen had all the utensils you’d need to cook some nice meals, we did a shop at the Tesco in Llandrindod wells which was about 20 mins away in the car, great local dog walk at fishpools just over a mile away, we also visited Ludlow town which had some nice shops and market(40 min drive), Highly recommend this lodge if you like peace and quiet in a beautiful cottage, we will definitely be returning again in the future, thankyou to Lindsey and family x

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2021

  • "The barn was perfect for our requirements."

    It had a wonderful utility room for the dogs to sleep in and get cleaned off, and the garden was fenced off really safe.The Barn was really comfortable and nice and warm,the hot tub was the icing on the cake. But most of all the hosts were delightful,a lovely family who were most obliging. We are looking forward to returning as soon as we can

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Darren and Lindsey were lovely owners - very approachable and friendly."

    Ploony Barn is in the most idyllic spot, surrounded by tree's and fields - just stunning. The barn itself has been done to very high standards with much thought to what guests need for a fabulous stay. It was a wonderful week away. The area is so peaceful, everyday we had just the stream, birds and frogs making noise, blissful! The hot tub is a welcome treat and very clean and new. We loved it and would highly recommend it for those that want to recharge their batteries in the most beautiful of places.

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Sep 2021

  • "Stunning barn conversion, as good as it looks in the photos."

    Peaceful location in beautiful countryside. We used the hot tub every day. Would love to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely time in this beautiful cottage."

    In the middle of nowhere which has its pros and cons depending on what one is looking for. For us this was a perfect getaway in COVID-19 time frame with good facilities in and around the house. The hot-tub was fantastic to have as well.

    Reviewed by Waldo5.0Jul 2021

  • "The location of the barn was perfect - isolated enough to feel as though we were away from the hectic day to day life but with amenities nearby should we need them."

    The barn exceeded our expectation and was an idyllic haven to relax and recharge.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with king-size and single and 1 x king-size
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil-fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Gas range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Private, enclosed lawn with furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 1 mile (currently closed)
  • Note: There is a fenced stream running alongside the property, children and pets to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Cottage accessed by 1 mile drive, not suitable for low-suspension cars
  • Please note: Electric car charging is not permitted at this property
  • Please note a starter pack of firewood will be provided but the owner will be unable to provide any extra firewood during the stay

The property

Knighton 7.5 miles.

Resting in a scenic position from which to explore rural Wales, Ploony Barn makes the perfect holiday base for couples, friends or families to make the most of their quality time together on a relaxing retreat.

Sitting in the peaceful village of Bleddfa, in easy reach of Knighton, this property is wonderfully situated for a countryside escape at any time of the year.

As you arrive, be sure to admire the wonder of your surroundings, encompassed by luscious fields and the soothing sound of the stream, it makes a lovely spot to dine alfresco, with the addition of your very own hot tub offering you a true taste of luxury.

Move inside to the open-plan living space where you can sit before the warmth of the woodburning stove, adding to the rustic feel of the property, and unwind into your evening with a good book in hand.

The kitchen area boasts all you could need for a week-long stay, the dining table making the perfect spot to toast to a special occasion, while the convenient utility/drying room offers a washing machine, perfect after a day of rambling.

The ground floor also hosts a gleaming shower room, while up on the first floor you will find a bathroom with a freestanding bath, so you can choose how best to unwind each evening.

The first floor is also home to the two bedrooms, with a dog-leg staircase giving each room its own private stairway, here you can find both a family room with a king-size and single bed, and a king-size room for a flexible sleeping arrangement for your group.

Soak up the sun each morning on the lawn before heading out to explore the local area; sitting within the village of Bleddfa, you won't find much but beautiful scenery within the local area, with the pub Hundred House Inn being perfectly placed for after a day of rambling.

The nearby town of Knighton hosts all you could need in terms of amenities, sitting alongside the River Teme, you'll find lots of places to enjoy a picnic with a scenic backdrop, with a good selection of shops to pick up your snacks, or choose one of the many eateries in the town to enjoy a special occasion.

If you're seeking a holiday full of rural beauty, you're sitting in the perfect position, with both Offa's Dyke Path and the Owain Glyndwr's Way running through the town, you'll find plenty of places to walk and spot nature, while both the Radnor Forest and the 84-mile-long Radnor Ring Cycling Route are in easy reach for the avid cyclist.

Venture into the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for all matters of outdoor activity, with opportunities for air sports at The Long Mynd including gliding and paragliding, as well as there being opportunities to see the sights by hot air balloon in the local area, alongside canoeing, fishing, golf, wild swimming and so much more, there's something here to suit every taste.

Visit Llandrindod Wells for a day rich in history, with its very own heritage path alongside the National Cycle Museum and Radnorshire Museum, there's plenty to discover, while Ludlow offers a charming day out with its welcoming markets, imposing 13th century and all-around delightful atmosphere.

For a peaceful escape to the countryside of Wales, choose Ploony Barn as your fantastic holiday base.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 926667, together sleeping 11 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

KNIGHTON

Clun 7 miles; Presteigne 11 miles; Ludlow 13 miles; Hay-on-Wye 23 miles.

The charming market town of Knighton nestles amidst lovely countryside on the banks of the River Teme, which straddles the English/Welsh border. This is a renowned location for walking, riding and cycling with Offa's Dyke actually passing through the town, which hosts the Offa's Dyke Information Centre. Owain Glyndwr's Way also runs through the heart of the town and Radnor Forest and the 84 mile long Radnor Ring Cycling Route are also both close by. Visit magnificent Powis Castle with its celebrated gardens, the breathtaking reservoirs of the Elan Valley and the lovely towns of Presteigne, Leominster and medieval Ludlow, with its famous 13th century castle, ancient buildings and wonderful restaurants. Hay-on-Wye, the Town of Books, with its famous annual literary festival, along with the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells are within easy driving distance. A wonderful location for exploring beautiful mid Wales, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

Please note: Electric car charging is not permitted at this property.

Please note a starter pack of firewood will be provided but the owner will be unable to provide any extra firewood during the stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas